Police go on the road to meet villagers in Woodbridge area
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Suffolk Constabulary’s mobile police station will be visiting villages in the Woodbridge area this year due to public demand.
Communities have been keen to see the service re-introduced to the area to allows residents to speak with their local policing team.
The mobile station is staffed by PCSOs from the Woodbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and will run a schedule of visits for a week every six weeks.
The team will spend around 90 minutes in each village, visiting schools at the start or end of the school day, coffee mornings to engage with residents and carrying out speed checks where speeding has been identified as an issue of concern. The team will be offering crime reduction advice and have a range of crime reduction items for sale.
PCSO Marie Smith said: “The mobile police station has been really well received in the rural villages we visit.
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“Carrying out these events is a great way for us to speak with local people and learn about any issues or concerns they may have, as well as talking to them about crime reduction and police initiatives. We hope to see lots of people at our visits this year.”
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Monday, March 30: 8.45am-10.15am, Rendlesham Cost Cutter car park; 10.30am-noon, Campsea Ashe train station car park; 12.15pm-1.45pm, Ashe Road, Tunstall; 2pm-3.30pm, The Street, Eyke.
Tuesday, March 31: 8.45am-10.15am, Melton playing field car park; 10.30am-noon, The Froize, Chillesford; 12.15pm-1.45pm, Sudbourne village hall car park; 2pm-3.30pm, Oford Market Square or The Quay.
Wednesday, April 1: 8.45am-10.15am, Otley village hall; 10.30am-noon, Grange Farm Shop, Hasketon; 12.15pm-1.45pm, Bredfield village hall; 2pm-3.30pm, Byng Hall Road, Ufford.
Thursday April 2: 8.45am-10.15am, Bawdsey; 10.30am-noon, Sutton village hall; 12.15pm-1.45pm, The Street, Shottisham; 2pm-3.30pm, Hollesley Shepherd and Dog.
Saturday, April 4: 8.45am-10.15am, Mace, Sutton Heath; 10.30am-12.30pm, Woodbridge town centre; 2pm-4pm, The Hill, Wickham Market.